I understand how it feels frustrating to have a massive to do list and spend your time helping other people but never do anything for yourself. You probably spend time wishing that you had more control over your life and more time and energy to spend some time getting the things that you want.
I get it, as a busy working mum, balancing the needs of a child, partner, household chores and life admin on top of having to make money!
It can be overwhelming sometimes ( or quite a bit of the time).
I BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN GET WHAT YOU WANT WITHOUT SACRIFICING YOUR SANITY
PSYCHOLOGIST & COACH
I'm a Chartered Organisational Psychologist and Coach, Author, the co-founder of a couple of businesses. AND a mum in a delightfully neurodiverse family.
I'm at my happiest when I'm coaching wonderful humans, creating courses, programmes, webinars and facilitating positive change in my clients.
I'm good at spotting the unique strengths in the people around me and championing them to put them into action. I love meeting new people, connecting humans, creating communities, understanding and getting to know people well.
My clients tell me that working with me is fun, and I'm great at creating a safe place for humans to explore. I am curious, playful, sensitive, intuitive and have a deep understanding of positive psychology and personal development.
Helping people positively transform their lives is the most rewarding part of my job.
"MY SKILL IS TAKING PEOPLE AND MAKING THEM MORE OF WHO THEY ARE"
(from the TV show Billions)
HOW I WORK
I draw on 20+ (eek) years of being an Organisational Psychologist and applying my knowledge in skills in lots of different situations - leadership and organisational development, employee selection and assessment, coaching and personal development within big corporates, public sector organisations and SMEs, as both an employee and as an external consultant.
When you're working with me, I help you figure out what you want, help get out of your comfort zone, and grow along the way. I am here to help you with your own journey—to help you design your own ideal life by rediscovering your courage to be the person you want to be, in order to create what you want to create.
Our relationship is so important. You have all the power and you hold the agenda. My job is to hold the space for us and ask you powerful questions to help give you new insights, a better understanding of the resources you have and more clarity in your life.
I love learning new things and I am forever attending courses and reading books. I've completed Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals course and an interesting introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) model. I have completed the Playing Big Facilitators Training with Tara Mohr. I love drawing on the best bits from my learning and putting them into practice to benefit my clients.
I BRING TO THE COACHING RELATIONSHIP...
"We are not harbingers of knowledge, we are facilitators of conversations."
The Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology
MICHELLE IS A COACH WHO...
Using top strengths
understands what is special and distinct about you. I will see the best in you and show you how to love and accept yourself.
will ask you powerful questions so you can find the right words for your thoughts and feelings and discover things about yourself that you didn’t realise were there.
builds trust and rapport quickly to create a very safe container for our coaching relationship so you can authentically share without any fear of judgement.
has seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm - and a drive to make things fun. If you don’t believe in yourself yet, I will be here believing in you and cheering you on until you get there yourself.
bloody loves to give people homework. I’m impatient for action as I believe that action breeds confidence and stepping out of your comfort zone is the way to become unstoppable
is completely present with you in our sessions. I will notice when you’re avoiding something and will have the right question to unlock that ‘thing’ that’s been bothering you.